Art & Story: Picture Book Writing 101

Online Training • Tuesday, June 7th • 11am CDT

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Author Debbie Ridpath Ohi

Debbie Ridpath Ohi - Award-winning Author & Illustrator

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Write a picture book that's made to be illustrated.


Creating a picture book with illustration notes isn't the same as creating something worth illustrating. In just one hour, award-winning author/illustrator, Debbie Ridpath Ohi, will teach you what all picture book illustrators wish writers knew about how words and illustrations work together to form a picture book. And she'll show you this by explaining how she approaches a project as both the author and illustrator.

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Meet Debbie.

Debbie Ridpath Ohi is an award-winning author and illustrator whose books include Where Are My Books? and Sam & Eva, and whose illustrations appear in books by Judy Blume, Michael Ian Black, Linda Sue Park, Aaron Reynolds, among others. Her most recent books are Gurple & Preen (with LSP) and I’m Sorry (with MIB). And her noteworthy book honors include New York Times Notable Children’s Book, Junior Library Guild selection, Kirkus star, Missouri Building Picture Book Award winner (voted most popular by preschool children in Missouri’s public libraries), Marilyn Baillie Picture Book Award finalist, Indie Kids’ Next, BCCB Blue Ribbon list. 

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Award-Winning Author Illustrator Debbie Ridpath Ohi

"[Debbie's book is] a story that should quickly find its way into the hearts of book lovers of all ages."

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Online Training FAQ:


When does the event take place?

The online training with Debbie Ridpath Ohi will be taught live on Zoom on Tuesday, June 7th at 11AM Central Time.

What topics will this training cover?

This lesson is an in-depth look into how illustrations and text work together to form a picture book. During the presentation, Debbie will show you:

  • What picture book illustrators wish writers knew when creating their stories
  • How she approaches a story as an author/illustrator
  • And what strategies you should use to update your own picture book

Will it be recorded if I can't attend live?

While we do encourage you to attend live in order to participate in the Q&A with Debbie, the event will be recorded. You can watch the replay for up to 7 days after the event has ended.

How much does it cost to sign-up?

The ticket price to participate in this exclusive online training with award-winning picture book author/illustrator, Debbie Ridpath Ohi, is only $35.

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